Current: Re-elected to the 10th National Parliament for the Wapenamanda Open Electorate seat in the 2017 General Elections as a United Party Candidate, 2nd term in this Parliament.
Past: First elected to the 9th National Parliament for the Wapenamanda Open Electorate seat in the 2012 General Elections as an United Party candidate. Appointed Minister for Foreign Affairs and Immigration in the O'Neill-Dion cabinet following formation of government in August 2012. Served as Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade under the O'Neill-Abel Cabinet between August 2017 and April 2019.
Primary Education: Completed Primary Education at Wamapisa Primary School
Secondary Education: Completed Secondary Education at Lutheran Secondary School- Pausa
Tertiary Education: Completed Tertiary Education from University of Papua New Guinea then to Legal Training Institute
Achievements: Earned a Bachelor in Law Degree from the University of Papua New Guinea in 1986, then to Legal Training Institute. Awarded the winner of PNG Short Story Writing and Poetry Competition sponsored by institute of PNG Studies. Awarded an Order of British Empire (OBE) by the Queen of the Common Wealth, Queen Elizabeth the Second in recognition of Services to Community and Law
Community Interests: Establish much needed services, peace, effective Law and Order and equal wealth distribution
Last Occupation Prior to Elections: Employed by Steeles Lawyers, then founded his own Practice, Pato Lawyers.
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